Andy Murray progresses at Shanghai Masters & eyes French Open title in 2017

Andy Murray
Andy Murray has beaten David Goffin in all five of their encounters

British number one Andy Murray reached the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters - then said he would "love" to win the French Open in 2017.

The Scot beat David Goffin 6-2 6-2 on Friday in one hour 35 minutes.

Should he reach the final in Shanghai, he could face Novak Djokovic, who beat him to win this year's French Open.

"If I could guarantee one thing next year, then it would be that event, one I have had many struggles at over the years," said the world number two.

Murray, 29, has won two Wimbledon titles and a US Open crown, but has never triumphed at Roland Garros.

"I would love to win the French Open," he added.

On Friday, Murray maintained his 100% record against Goffin to set up a semi-final with Gilles Simon, who beat American Jack Sock 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-5).

Murray squandered six break points in the second game of the second set, and with the score at 2-2 had to save two break points on his own serve.

But Goffin failed to convert any of his opportunities in that crucial period and Murray went on to break his opponent in the fifth game.

Novak Djokovic
Djokovic has a 27-3 win-loss record in the tournament

Djokovic made to battle

World number one Djokovic suffered a major scare against world number 110 Mischa Zverev before fighting back to reach the semi-finals.

The top seed came back from a set and a break down to win 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 in two hours 20 minutes, setting up a last-four tie against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut.

Djokovic, 29, made a number of uncharacteristic errors against Germany's Zverev - including two double faults and 14 unforced errors in a nervy 62-minute second set - but was far more comfortable in the decider, breaking early as the qualifier ran out of steam.

The Serb said he hummed a tune while waiting to return Zverev's serve in the latter stages of the match.

"You're trying to reach that balance between being concentrated but at the same time being kind of calm and relaxed and enjoying the moment," he said.

"I was always trying to keep that optimal state of mind. Instead of the occasional tantrum that I used to have, I (switched) that vibration and transformed it in a tune."

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